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is unpredictable. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler is live in brentwood where west nile is worse than it was last year. john? >> reporter: they are expected here in about 40 minutes to prepare for the fogging tonight. officials said west nile virus shows no sign of slowing. >> reporter: our camera was there as a technician found mosquitos in this pool behind a vacant house. >> the warmer weather kept west nile virus still going. we are getting reports. >> reporter: another bird testing positive today. frozen for further analysis. 66% higher than last year. and the fraction of mosquitos with the virus, four times higher. again, it is warm weather. >> they lay eggs more quickly, grow more quickly. it causes the virus to produce more quickly. >> reporter: positive mosquitos, in the eastern part of the county. two human cases, nationwide 130 dead. 3100 sick. millions infected who don't know it. the human risk is low, it is hard to prove a human vaccine effected. >> there is no way to know they will end up being exposed to west nile. >> reporter: it is up to us to protect our selves. treat
with countries around the world in deeper trade, investment in science and technology, development, all efforts that can spark economic growth for all of our people. such efforts depend on a spirit of mutual interest and mutual respect. no government or company, no school will be confident working in a country where its people are endangered. four partnerships to be affective, our citizens must be secured and our efforts must be welcomed. a politics based only on anger, one based on dividing the world between us and them, if it ultimately undermines those who tolerate it. all of us have an interest in standing up to those forces. let us remember that muslims have suffered the most at the hands of extremism. on the same day our civilians were killed and in benghazi a turkish police officer was killed days before his wedding. several afghan children were more by their parents just days after they were killed by a suicide bomber in kabul. it may initially be focused on the west, but over time it cannot be contained. the same impulses of extremism is used to justify war between tribes and clans. it
. meet tom, an appraiser for 26 years. he said it's part art, part science. >> what kind of improvements have you made to your home in the recent past? >> a lot. >> reporter: remember that out of control office? now, all business. the cluttered kitchen, cleaned up. and the old facet, updated. and the living room, now spare. the old set, replaced with state of the art. but could those little changes really pay off? remember, the last appraisal came in at $190,000. the new appraisal? >> oh, good. >> that's a lot better. >> reporter: $214,000. a $24,000 increase. >>> and they were such good sports, they did everything on that seven-page to-do list. and it paid off. remember, we spent $1600. for every dollar they spent they got $15 back on that appraisal. so it's a good lesson. the first appraisal, not the final word. the important thing here, don't panic. >> and what about prospective buyers? >> the house is still for sale, but they have people coming over and importantly coming back for a second look. >> good luck to them and thank you so much sharyn. >>> and coming up. are we looking at a
called those science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. >> they're closer to becoming reality than you think. abc's jim avila has taken one for a test drive. >> reporter: you've seen this, cars that slam on the brakes before you hit a pole. but here's something you have never seen. the car of the future. making the driver totally unnecessary. no hands. google's working on one. and the federal government is sponsoring a field test in ann arbor, michigan. with cars that automatically swerve past accidents and alert you to oncoming hazards. now, this at general motors test track. i sat in the driver's seat when this car stayed in its lane. it stopped on its own when a car driving 30 miles an hour slower, pulled in front of us. >> we can see the day when cars avoid collisions. >> reporter: it's on a dream, since george jetson sat in his flying car. >> the vehicle can take complete control and take you to your destination in comfort and safety and security. >> reporter: this prototype used radar, cameras and gps to drive itself. feet off the pedals. can look away. don't do this at home. at
could save lives. >> today we're looking at science-fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. the self-driving car. >> reporter: despite the notion he's an old retread, governor jerry brown arrived at google's headquarters in a self-driving car to accelerate california's leadership in self-driverless cars. google has lost 300,000 miles in this new technology. a new law allows driverless cars on the public roads as long as there's a licensed driver behind the wheel. it directs the dmv to adopt regulations. the governor signed the legislation in front of an audience of google employees. google co-founder was asked when the public might get their hands on this vehicle. >> i don't want to over promise right now. we have some pretty ambitious targets. you can see them stressing and looking at me. >> reporter: but he did say five years or less and he believes it will save lives. 99% of all traffic and fatal accidents are caused by human error. >> i expect driverless cars will be far safer. >> reporter: with cameras and scanner laser it opens the possibility of the blind driving. cutting down
. an innovative, inventive economy driven by advances in science and research. and yes, a clean, green economy too, powered by the new low- carbon technologies. britain leading the world. [applause] but i have to tell you, we will not succeed in this last task unless we can see off that most short-sighted of arguments, that we have to choose between going green and going for growth. decarbonising our economy isn't just the right thing to do, it's a fantastic economic opportunity. the green economy in britain is growing strongly right now, bringing in billions of pounds and creating thousands of jobs -- in wind, solar and tidal energy, the technologies that will power our economy in the decades to come. going green means going for growth. but more than that, it means going for more energy that we produce ourselves and which never runs out, it means going for clear air and clean water and a planet we can proudly hand over to our children. going green means going forward. so let the conservatives be in no doubt. we will hold them to their promises on the environment. [applause] of course, there was a
anything to do with the satellite glitch in the michael sync report. we want to give your science geek viewers an update what is going on. you are among our most favorite viewers by the way so here's an update. nasa rover curiosity that landed early last month is making pretty big progress. curiosity using the robotic arm to a martian rock. first time that happened according to scientists. a laser on the end of this arm we're looking at in this picture zapped the rock and analyzed its composition. and then the rover took off on its longest drive, so far, 140 feet, which might not sound like a lot but this is taking place on mars, folks. of course the big work still lies ahead. the rover slowly but surely making its way to the foothills of a giant mountain, mount sharp. about six miles from where the roof very is right now. there is belief there is evidence of water at the base of that mountain that water once existed there and perhaps that could mean life once existed there too. the rover could start making its way toward mount sharp by the end of the year. we'll keep you posted on the
't and bringing it to reality. so today we're looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. the self-driving car. >> reporter: but even before it gets the green light, a question was asked about tickets and running red lights. >> self-driving cars do not run red lights. >> reporter: and how about this? people are talking about google glass for eyeglasses, but what about for the windshield? imagine this, you're being driven to work and your stock quotes and facebook updates and all the data you need broadcast right there on the windshield in front of you. with a possible peek into the future in mountain view, i'm scott budman, nbc, bay area news. >> christopher butler, the private investigator who made a name for himself with the stable -- the one-time celebrity investigator will be spending eight years in prison for his part in orchestrating dirty arrests that led to a law enforcement scandal that rocked the east bay. live in oakland with new details. jodi? >> reporter: jessica, christopher butler's voice cracked we motion as he apologized to the community for the anxiety, fear, and
the social science dictum that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. as a wire service guy, i am not in the prognostication business, but i feel fairly safe going out on a limb in a couple of things today. eight months ago, in the state of the union speech, obama issued an appeal to congress to spend more federal money on construction projects that would generate jobs. what he said was, take the money we are no longer spending at war. use half of the to pay down our debt. use the rest to do some nation building right here at home. we pointed out in a fact check that night the fallacy of that idea. the idea that some kind of budget surplus is going to be created when you stop the wars is fiscal fiction. those wars have been primarily financed by borrowing. if you stop the wars, you do not have new money, you just have less debt being added. it does not treat a pool of ready cash. on top of that, the supposed savings of this supposed peace dividend is inflated because it is based on spending numbers that are extrapolated into the future that would come from the height of the
. >> the original or the newer ones? >> the original. come on, i'm a science person. >> it's hard to get your mind around something that significant, though. it's really crazy. >> spectacular stuff. fortunately, we know you can get your mind around the forecast. >>> i was just outside sampling the air. it's going to be one of those days where your hair does the wonky thing. >> it's already doing it. >> and we've got a little breeze out there too. it's like a damp breeze blowing. not good for hair. as far as today goes, let's head outside. normally, we'd be showing you the sunrise, but now the sun is rising later, setting earlier. in fact, now through march 16th of next year we have less than 12 hours of daylight. boo. that's all i have to say about that. ellicott city, maryland, at 59 degrees. gaithersburg from montgomery county to howard county. reston, virginia, 58 degrees. fort washington, maryland, currently coming in at 63 degrees. temperatures are up from where we've been the last couple of mornings. again, a little breeze out there. some of you may feel just a little chilled. on storm team
to other developed countries. the u.s. ranks 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math. how to fix the education system was front and center in chicago this month as teachers walked off the job over issues of longer school days, merit pay and teacher evaluations. education reform is an issue in the presidential campaign. president obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, both favor expanding charter schools, support standardized tests and want more accountability from teachers and principals. but the two men have significant disagreements. >> i think some of the main differences between governor romney and president obama when it comes to education come in the area of school choice. governor romney sees a really robust rule for school choice and school improvement whereas president obama like a lot of democrats has been skeptical of vouchers. >> reporter: romney supports taking federal dollars for educating special needs and low income families, known as title i funds and giving them directly to parents in the form of vouchers. although romney avoids using that word. >> fo
and our friends and we will stand with our allies. a willing to deepen ties of trade and science and technology, energy and development. all efforts that can spark economic growth for all oufr people. and sbilize democratic change. but such efforts depend on a spirit of mutual interest and mutual respect. no government or company, no school or ngo will be confint working in a country where its people are in danger. fee, citizens must be secure and our efforts must be welcomed. politics based on anger, one based on dividing the world, not only sets back interonal those who tolerate it. all of us have an interest in standing up to these forces. let us remember muslims have suffered the most at the hands of extremism. on the same day our civilians were killed in bezi turkish police officer was murdered in istanbul only days before his wedding. more than ten i canyemen sneeze killed. several afghan children were mourned by their parents just days after a suicide bomb. the impulse may initially be focused on the west, but over time, it cannot be contained. the same impulses towards r
with countries around the world to deepen ties of trade and investment, and science and technology, energy and development -- all efforts that can spark economic growth for all our people and stabilize democratic change. but such efforts depend on a spirit of mutual interest and mutual respect. no government or company, no school or ngo will be confident working in a country where its people are endangered. for partnerships to be effective our citizens must be secure and our efforts must be welcomed. a politics based only on anger -- one based on dividing the world between "us" and "them" -- not only sets back international cooperation, it ultimately undermines those who tolerate it. all of us have an interest in standing up to these forces. let us remember that muslims have suffered the most at the hands of extremism. on the same day our civilians were killed in benghazi, a turkish police officer was murdered in istanbul only days before his wedding. more than 10 yemenis were killed in a car bomb in sana'a. several afghan children were mourned by their parents just days after they were ki
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is clearly -- doesn't even understand the science of a woman's body, over a democrat. that just seems kind of -- everything you're saying is right but just with todd akin he's not just like -- it wasn't a gaffe. it's just odd. >> remember it wasn't a gaffe. he sponsored a bill on this. >> yes. >> cosponsored by paul ryan. it wasn't just -- it wasn't a slip of the tongue. this was their position. the entire, you know, house had been, you know -- the tea party wing of the house had been fighting for this. >> the reason they can get away with it in this race, think back mark foley became a national issue in a congressional race in 2006 where it was bad for the party nationally. because it's a presidential year, there's so much more attention that's going to go on the presidential election it is likely the case that the party -- you won't have a national discussion over this anymore over -- even though you might in other cases. the price is probably relatively low. as ryan was saying, if they are amoral things more important to try to win the majority than worry about the longer term implicati
-driving cars, yes, i said self-driving cars, governor jerry brown called the vehicles "science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality." >> they're closer to being reality than you might think. in fact, abc's jim avila h already taken one out for a test drive. >> reporter: you have seen this -- cars that slam on the brakes before you hit a pole. but here's something you have never seen. the car of the future making the driver totally unnecessary. no hand. google is working on one. and the federal government is sponsoring a field test in ann arbor, michigan with cars that automatically swerve past potential accidents and alert you to oncoming hazards. and now this at general motors' test track, i sat in the driver's seat as this cadillac at high speeds stayed in its lane. at 60 miles an hour it stopped on its own even when a car driving 30 miles slower pulleden front of us. >> we can foresee the day when vehicles will avoid collisions. >> reporter: it has been a car maker's dream since george jetson sat in his automated flying car. >> the vehicle can take complete control and take you to your destin
with the same science? >> well, i don't believe that, i believe what they are doing is reweighting the data. that would not establish a trend. the accurate polling which is no reason to go to the polls. go to the accurate one. rasmussen shows the race within a point or two in each of the states . by the way, the trend in rasmussen and in my own poling is that romney was doing foin in august and fell back because of the democratic convention and recovered at end of last week and now even . that is the reality. if the election were held today. romney would carry ohio, florida, nevada, virge virge and a shot at wisconsin where i am today. and would win over 300 electoral votes. the media is deliberately or inadvertantly and wrongly showing the race to be different. >> brian: new york times and washington post using that science having him trailing in all three . nationally everyone said it is a dead heat. dick, stick around. we have to talk to you more. coming up there is no doubt about it that the attack in libya was an act of terror, why does the president blame a movie. dick morris has an i
that it follows the social science dictum that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. as a wire service guy, i am not in the prognostication business, but i feel fairly safe going out on a limb in a couple of things today. eight months ago, in the state of the union speech, obama issued an appeal to congress to spend more federal money on construction projects that would generate jobs. what he said was, take the money we are no longer spending at war. use half of the to pay down our debt. use the rest to do some nation building right here at home. we pointed out in a fact check that night the fallacy of that idea. the idea that some kind of budget surplus is going to be created when you stop the wars is fiscal fiction. those wars have been primarily financed by borrowing. if you stop the wars, you do not have new money, you just have less debt being added. it does not treat a pool of ready cash. -- create a pool of ready cash. on top of that, the supposed savingof this supposed peace dividend is inflated because it is based on spending numbers that are extrapolated into the futu
paths tried by abraham and jacob. we blaze new trails in science, technology, medicine, agriculture. in israel, the past and the future find common ground. unfortunately, that is not the case in many other countries. today, a great battle is being waged between the modern and the medieval. the forces of maternity seek a bright future -- modernity seek a bright future in which the rights of everyone is protected. in which every life is sacred. the forces of medievalism seek a world in which women and minorities are it segregated and knowledge is suppressed and in which not life, but death is glorified. nowhere more starkly than in the middle east. israel stands proudly with the forces of modernity. we protect the rights of all of our citizens, men and women, jews and arabs, muslims and christians, all are equal before the law. our scientists when noble prizes -- win nobel prizes. we prevent hunger by irrigating land in africa and asia. recently i was deeply moved when i visited one of our technological institutes. i saw a man paralyzed from the waist down climb up a flight of stairs
and self- discovery. >>> some san francisco residents can visit the california academy of sciences for free this weekend. it is all part of the neighborhood free days which is every friday through sunday through the end of october. people living in the zip codes there on your screen can enter for free this weekend. all you have to do is bring your photo i.d., each adult can bring up to six children. >>> more than 2000 soccer balls will be flying in the air at candlestick today. america scores, a local youth soccer group, will gather to try and break the guinness world record for the most soccer balls dribbled at one time. last year the st. louis chapter made history when 428 soccer players came together, but the united nations has since defeated that record with more than 2000 dribblers in the gaza strip. they will be at the stick at 1:00. >>> the petaluma little league team will enjoy a whole new adventure this afternoon. since advancing to the little league world series, the players took part in a town parade and honored by both the giants and a's. now the team will swim with dolphins at
and science and technology, energy and development, all efforts that can spark economic growth for all our people and stabilize democratic change. but such efforts depend on a spirit of mutual interest and mutual respect. no government or company, no school or ngo will be confident working in a country where its people are endangered. for partnerships to be effective, our citizens must be secure, and our efforts must be welcomed. a politics based only on anger, one based on dividing the world between us and them not only sets back international cooperation, it ultimately undermines those who tolerate it. all of us have an interest in standing up to these forces. let us remember that muslims have suffered the most at the hands of extremism. on the same day our civilians were killed in benghazi, a turkish police officer was murdered in istanbul only days before his wedding. more than ten yemenis were killed in a car bomb. several afghan children were mourned by their parents just days after they were killed by a suicide bomber in kabul. the impulse towards intolerance and violence may initia
with countries around the world to deep entice of trade and investment and science and technology, energy and development, all efforts that can spark economic growth for all our people and stabilize democratic change, but such efforts depend on a spirit of mutual interest and mutual respect. no government or company, no school or ngo will be confident working in a country where its people are in danger. for partnerships to be effective our citizens must be secure, and our efforts must be welcomed. a politics based only on anger, one based on dividing the world between us and them, not only sets back international cooperation, it ultimately under mines those who tolerate it. all of us have an interest in standing up to these forces. let us remember that muslims have suffered the most at the hands of extremism. on the same day our civilians were killed in benghazi a turkish police officer was murdered in inch sta insurance stan bull days before his wedding. ten yemenis were killed in a car bomb. several afghan children were mourned by their parents days after they were killed by a suicide b
, science and technology, energy and development. all efforts that can spark economic growth for all our people and stabilize change. but such efforts require mutual respect and interest. no government or company, no school or ngo will be confident working in a country in which people are in danger. four partnerships to be effective, our citizens must be secure. our efforts must be welcome. the politics -- politics based on anger and dividing the world between us and them not only setback international initiatives, it undermines all of us. let us remember that muslims have suffered the most at the hand of extremism. on the same day are some plans were killed in benghazi, a turkish police officer was murdered in istanbul only days before his wedding. others were killed in a car bomb. seral afghan children were marred by their children just days after they were killed by a suicide bomber in kabul. the violence may initially be focused on the west, but over time, it cannot be contained. the same impulses towards extremism are used to justify war between sunni and shiites. it leads not to st
to partner with countries around the world in deeper trade, investment in science and technology, development, all efforts that can spark economic growth for all of our people. such efforts depend on a spirit of mutual interest and mutual respect. no government or company, no school will be confident working in a country where it's people are endangered. four partnerships to be affective, our citizens must be secured and our efforts must be welcomed. a politics based only on anchor, one based on dividing the world between us and -- based only on anchor, one based on dividing the world between us and them, if it ultimately undermines those who tolerate it. all of us have an interest in standing up to those forces. let us remember that muslims have suffered the most at the hands of extremism. on the same day our civilians were killed and benghazi, -- in benghazi a turkish police officer was killed days before his wedding. several afghan children were more by their parents just days after they were killed by a suicide bomber in cobble. -- in kabul. it may initially be focused on the west, but ov
and how are we thinking about the new development science research as relates to first, second, third grade in all the way up to young adulthood. are we understand their capacity to learn and army harnessing that? our would like to give three examples of where icing canada to well to be making a stronger case and are not. where when i hear the debates, i say they miss it again. how could they not make this connection? the first one for me -- improving conditions and job opportunities for the middle class. when candidates are talking about middle-class families, they have in their mind a picture of a family with children. who is taking care of those children with their parents are working? arledge child-care professionals with them able to provide those learning opportunities in terms of of lawmen them to explore their world -- of allowing them to explore their world, helping them build upon a curiosity. do they have the training they need to do that? are the introducing them to art, music, movement, math skills, storytelling, and the other opportunities that enable them to develop the
. there's no science to that, but when you see the explosion of smart phones they think they could be related. >> clayton: drowning deaths in fact, many parents busy at the pool, and not paying attention, deaths due to drowning and detrimental to see the kids on the smart phone when are' not with them and present, and psychologically. >> alisyn: that part is true, i try to put it away at home and at home, but our playground, oh. >> dave: well, hopefully you're not all-- give us good stories of times you may have been buried in the phone, not grim things, but something silly may have happened, a bump and a bruise, something like that e we'll talk about it later on the show. >> alisyn: to your headlines because new hope for families of victims of 9/11. the new york post reports the city forensic scientists will use a new tool to try to identify new remains, can take dna from bone fragments and identify person's eye and skin color. that's incredible. right now can only determine the sex. 1,120 remains still have not been identified. experts hope that soon they will be able to narrow d
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